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Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey in October 2018.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance abuse, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the English-Spanish Parent Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

Thank you,

-Cascade Middle School

2018-09-21T13:00:09+00:00September 21st, 2018|

NASA Summer Camp

Engaging NASA Summer camp for Middle School Students.

Come experience MISSION EARTH, an exciting week-long summer camp for all Cowlitz County middle school students. Students will attend summer camp at Cascade Middle School and learn about the world around them through technology. The camp will run July 17th through July 20th, and there is no charge to attend.  Applications are due June 15th. To read more about the camp please click to read the 2018 Summer Camp flyer- GEO. If interested you can download the application 2018 NESSP MISSION EARTH.docx (1). Completed applications may be returned to the Main office at Cascade, or scanned and emailed to Michelle Guzman (

2018-05-16T12:56:19+00:00May 16th, 2018|

We Walk for Water!

Hello Everyone!

At Cascade Middle School, Students Taking Action are raising funds to bring clean water to communities in Nicaragua. Please follow the link below to read about the campaign!


2018-04-16T14:34:25+00:00April 16th, 2018|

One School, One Book

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Next month our school will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One School, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. We are asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book™ program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, and even administrative staff will all be following along together.

Your child will receive a copy of our carefully selected title, Rules, after a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book. Students will arrive home that evening having read the first seven chapters of the book. They should be able to summarize what was read.  Along with the book, you will receive a reading schedule so that your child can keep up at home. Generally, your child will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night.

In school, your child will be invited to answer weekly trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the event, everyone will be engaging in a shared conversation.

One School, One Book is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by middle school students, but will still captivate and stimulate younger children.

We know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and hope to talk with both you and your student about our book selection. “When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.” With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.


– Cascade Cavalier Staff

2018-03-30T09:51:45+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Early Release

Attention Parents and Guardians:

Today, Friday March 30th, students will be released at 11:50 for Spring Break.

We hope that everyone has a safe, fun, and responsible Spring Break!


2018-03-30T07:44:10+00:00March 30th, 2018|

DC Fundraiser

Dear Parents and Guardians,


In order to help support students going on the Washington DC trip, please consider getting tickets to Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” playing March 29th, 30th, 31st, and April 1st. One dollar from every ticket bought using the link to see Ready Player One will benefit the Cascade Middle School trip to Washington DC. In order to do so, please follow the link, click “Get Tickets”, select our cause, and checkout via Atom Tickets. All sales will track to our cause. Please do not make mobile purchases; mobile sales will not be tracked to this event.


Thank you for your support!

2018-03-19T15:04:40+00:00March 19th, 2018|

Be on Track for Track Season

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Starting April 9th, track season will be upon us. Practices will be everyday from 2:40 to 4:30. All track paperwork can be found on the Cascade website or picked up in the main office and should be turned in as soon as possible. In order to participate, athletes must have all paperwork turned in to the main office prior to their first practice. Parents are reminded that athletes will need to complete 10 practices before they can participate in the first meet, which will be on April 24th.

Thank you for all you do!

2018-03-12T09:50:06+00:00March 12th, 2018|


Attention Parents and Guardians!

This Thursday and Friday, March 8th and 9th, are Conference Days at Cascade Middle School.

On Thursday, March 8th, students will be released from school at 10:45. Conferences will then start at 11:15 and go until 4:15. Families are welcome to come for conferences any time between these times. Conferences will be arena style, meaning teachers will be out in the foyer, cafeteria, and gym, ready and waiting to talk to parents.

Thursday night, starting at 5 pm and lasting until 7 pm, Cascade will host an Academic Showcase. During this time, families are invited to view student work that will be showcased throughout the building.

On Friday, March 9th, students will be released from school at 10:45. Conferences will then start at 11:00 and last until 1:00. During this time, teachers will be in their classrooms and will be available to speak with any families that were not able to make it to Thursday Conferences.

Thank you for all you do, and we hope to see you there!

2018-03-07T12:12:50+00:00March 7th, 2018|

The High School and Beyond Planning Guide

Attention families of 8th grade students:

Listed below is the link for the High School and Beyond Planning Guide. This guide was developed to provide 8th grade students and their families with a primary resource for graduation requirements, programs of study, and career pathways available to students as they prepare to select classes for their Longview high school. Please carefully review this planning guide to make informed decisions about high school courses and future goals. !

2018-03-06T14:36:01+00:00March 6th, 2018|
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